NCERT Solutions for Class 8th: Ch 3 Why Do We Need a Parliament? Social and Political Life III

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1. Why do you think our national movement supported the idea that all adults have a right to vote?


Under colonial rule, the people had lived in fear of the British govt. & did not agree with many of the decisions that they took.
→ But they faced great danger if they tried to criticised these decisions.
→ The freedom movement changed this situation & the nationalists began to openly criticise the British govt & make demands.
→ They demanded that there be elected members in the legislature with a right to discuss the budget & ask questions.
That is why nationalist movement supported the idea of universal adult franchise, so that the people can take part in the decision making of the country.

Notes of Chapter 3 Why Do We Need a Parliament?

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